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It's fairly easy to come up with examples of classic books, but much harder to define what exactly it is that makes a classic a classic. Is it the age of the book, its popularity, or something about its quality? Can a new book be a classic, or does it have to have stood the test of time? What do you think?

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I think books that make people all over the world excited become classics :) Take Harry Potter for example. Even in 20 years it will still have the same appeal.
Yes, I'd call Harry Potter a modern children's classic.
From my experience these are the ones you are able to download for free.
Ha! Yes, that's one way to tell.
I like to think that a classic is a book where something new resonates with you each time you read it - a book with layers and layers of meaning.
Well said! Interestingly, that definition allows newer books and more genre fiction to creep in.
a timeless book that appeals to emotions rather than contemporary settings.
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